Opening dates for theme parks, drive-ins and pools in Cincinnati

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Move on – the fun is back! After closing for the cold winter, Cincinnati’s warmest seasonal spots are reopening for spring. Here’s a look at some of the big opening dates coming up.

Amusement park

Coney Island

This historic park dates back to 1867 and features the Sunlite Pool, water slides, a floating obstacle course, paddle boats, mini golf and more. The park reopens on May 28.

Island of Kings

The 364-acre amusement park turns 50 this year and reopens on April 16. Kings Island offers over 100 rides, shows and attractions, including 15 roller coasters, as well as the Soak City Water Park.

Land of Illusion Adventure Park

This water park has an inflatable water slide and a Wibit Adventure Zone on its lake, and its season starts on May 28.

Wake Nation Water Park

The season for this water park, which includes a floating playground, begins on May 28.

Drive-in movies

Automatic Party Theater

This drive-in has been around for 60 years and will reopen the weekend of April 1 or April 8, according to its Facebook page.

Starlite Cine-Park

This drive-in cinema will reopen this spring, no specific date yet.

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Food

Putz Creamery Whisk

This seasonal glacier reopens on March 28.

pirate cove

This seasonal Caribbean-themed restaurant and bar features live entertainment and reopens in April, with no specific date yet.

The Root Beer booth

This seasonal restaurant reopened on March 5. They sell hot dogs, cones, burgers, sandwiches, ice cream, fries, popcorn, soft drinks and lots of root beer.

The Root Beer Stand in Sharonville is now open for the season.

outdoor recreation

Green Acres Kayak Rentals

This business rents out tubes and kayaks and reopens May 1, weather and river conditions permitting.

Canoe Rental in Little Miami

This business rents out canoes, kayaks, tubes, rafts and riverside camping, and will likely reopen around Memorial Day weekend.

Loveland Canoe and Kayak

The business rents out canoes and kayaks and will reopen in late April or early May.

Morgan’s Canoe

The business rents canoes, kayaks and rafts and is reopening this spring.

Zipline Adventures in the Ozone at YMCA Camp Kern

Camp’s Ozone Zipline Adventures is an outdoor zipline attraction that reopens May 1. Reservations are required, YMCA membership is not.

Pickleball courts at Sawyer Point.

Sawyer Point Lands

Seasonal pickleball courts are available at Sawyer Point, and they open March 14, weather permitting.

Scenic canoe trips on the river

The business rents out boats, kayaks and buoys and is expected to reopen in mid-May.

Screaming Eagle Meet the Ark

This outdoor park offers zipline courses, an aerial challenge and free fall, and it reopens on March 11.

Screaming Raptor Ziplines

This outdoor park offers zipline courses, an aerial challenge and free fall, and it reopens on March 11.

Sharon Woods Water Park opens May 28.

Playgrounds

Sharon Woods Harbor Playground Water Feature

Sharon Wood Harbor is a hub of 730-acre Sharon Woods Park which includes a children’s water play area; it reopens on May 28.

Sharonville Family Aquatic Center

The center requires a membership, which is available to residents and non-residents and reopens in the spring, no specific date yet.

Winton Woods: Parky’s Ark Wet Playground

Winton Woods is a 2,555-acre park that includes Parky’s Ark Wet Playground, a children’s water playground; it reopens on May 28.

Woodland Mound: Parky’s Adventure in the Wetlands

Woodland Mound is a 1,066-acre park that includes Parky’s Wetland Adventure, a children’s water playground; it reopens on May 28.

The outdoor swimming pool at the Blue Ash Leisure Center.

swimming pools

Blue Ash Leisure Center Outdoor Pool

The heated 500,000-gallon Olympic pool reopens on Memorial Day weekend and is only accessible to members and their guests.

YMCA Blue Ash

  • 5000 YMCA Drive, Blue Ash; mony.org.

This YMCA location has an outdoor pool that reopens on Memorial Day weekend, and YMCA membership is required for admission.

Campbell County YMCA

  • 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas; mony.org.

This YMCA location has an outdoor pool that reopens on Memorial Day weekend, and YMCA membership is required for admission.

Cincinnati Recreation Commission

The city has 23 outdoor swimming pools. However, last year not all were open and it has not yet been announced which pools will reopen this year. The city also has nine “spraygrounds”, which are water playgrounds. All were open last year, but it has not yet been announced which ones will reopen this year. No season opening date has yet been announced. Visit cincinnati-oh.gov/recreation to find this information.

Clippard Family YMCA

  • 8920 Cheviot Road, Colerain Township; mony.org.

This YMCA location has an outdoor pool that reopens on Memorial Day weekend, and YMCA membership is required for admission.

Fairfield Aquatic Center

The center, which features a waterslide, reopens May 28 and offers season passes and day tickets to residents and non-residents.

Florence Aquatic Center

This municipal swimming pool, with two slides, is open to residents and non-residents and reopens on May 28.

Gamble-Nippert YMCA

  • 3159 Montana Avenue, Westwood; mony.org.

This YMCA location has an outdoor pool that reopens on Memorial Day weekend, and YMCA membership is required for admission.

Greenhills Pool

Membership is required to use this outdoor pool, and the season begins May 28.

Goebel swimming pool

Goebel Park has a public swimming pool, which will be open daily from June 8 through August 4, and is limited to Covington residents with a pool pass.

Swimming pool of Mariemont

This village pool is only for village residents with season passes, and it will reopen on Memorial Day weekend.

ME Lyons YMCA

  • 8108 Clough Pike, Anderson Township; mony.org.

This YMCA location has an outdoor pool that reopens on Memorial Day weekend, and YMCA membership is required for admission.

Montgomery Community Pool

Membership is available for residents and non-residents for this outdoor pool, which reopens May 28.

Mount Healthy City Pool

This outdoor city pool reopens on June 5 and offers membership to residents and non-residents.

Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA

  • 9601 Winton Road, Springfield Township; mony.org.

This YMCA location has an outdoor pool that reopens on Memorial Day weekend, and YMCA membership is required for admission.

Randolph Pool

Randolph Park has an Olympic-sized pool, which will be open daily from June 8 through August 4, and is limited to Covington residents with a pool pass.

RC Durr YMCA

  • 5874 Veterans Road, Burlington; mony.org.

This YMCA location has an outdoor pool that reopens on Memorial Day weekend, and YMCA membership is required for admission.

St. Bernard Aquatic Center

The Village Pool – which limits admission to its residents, Village employees and residents’ guests – reopens on Memorial Day weekend.

Pool of veterans

The veteran pool is a 25 meter pool with a diving well. Part of the Veterans Memorial Park. The swimming pool generally opens for the season at the beginning of June, no specific date yet.

Ziegler swimming pool

This public swimming pool offers passes and day tickets and will reopen on May 2.

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